Arts Residencies

A  filmmaker in residence will be appointed in the coming months, subject to budget.

Máire Holmes Writer in Residence
Maire HolmesAfter a break due to Covid 19 safety measures, Máire Holmes is recommencing her work as Kerry County Council’s writer in residence, co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.

The residency will re-commence remotely with Máire working with writers through email and video link.

Máire Holmes will commence her residency on July 13th” Further Details

Updates & FAQs

Update from Máire Holmes Writer in Residence – August 2020

First a note of thanks to all of you!


Feedback is given in the same way as any writers’ workshop or Zoom meeting.

Volumes of creative disciplines are currently being read.

All contributors are answered as soon as possible in a personal way.



Can I have a one to one if I’m also a Zoom Group member?

Yes! if you feel you need more time.

Do I send my work before my zoom meeting?

No! The feedback will be given during the Zoom session.

What can I do to help myself?

Check Journals, Literary magazines, or Publishers whose publications are closely related to your own theme.

For anyone interested there are many competitions online; many have no related fee.

Be wary of unsolicited scam offers! Research your potential Publisher online or at the local Library or bookshop.

Thanks to the Arts Office the ‘new approach’ is working well so far, during challenging times worldwide.



Catherine Young Dancer in Residence

The model Catherine has worked diligently to develop in Kerry to ensure a long-term ecology for dance in the County, has at its core, a professional company, a youth company, a dance festival and an outreach & education programme as well as socially engaged work. Audience and community have the opportunity to partake in workshops and performances for Culture Night. This encourages a significant point of entry into the artform for many.






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